Big White Ski Resort First to Open in BC – Thursday, November 17

Posted On: November 08, 2022 |
After a big week of snow, Big White Ski Resort will open for skiing and snowboarding at 8:45am on Thursday, November 17 – seven days before schedule.

And, as a plus for any eager snow bunnies looking to be the first in BC to strap on a pair of planks, tickets will be 50% off ticket window price!

“We’ve always had the policy to open as soon as runs permit, and we’re confident that we’ll be able to offer up a good selection of green runs in just over a week,” says Michael J. Ballingall, Senior Vice President, Big White Ski Resort Ltd. “After a couple of hard years in the tourism world, and having to close early multiple years in a row, we are very excited to give our passholders, locals and residents of British Columbia, a chance to hit the slopes as soon as it’s safe to do so.”

An estimated 114 cm has fallen at the resort so far this year, bringing the Village snow base to 62 cm. Lara’s Gondola, the Plaza Chair and the Ridge Rocket Express Chair will all be open on November 17, servicing runs from 8:45am to 3:30pm. The Gondola will close at 5pm.

Tickets must be purchased online, with a special promo code available at, to receive the 50% discount, and will remain discounted until a second detached quad chair begins spinning.

This will be the earliest the resort has opened since the 2015-2016 season. Learn more about opening day.

Haven't picked up your season pass yet? Skip the lines and head to our downtown Kelowna office, 1894 Ambrosi Rd., and grab yours before heading up the mountain next week. Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm with extended hours until 6pm November 14 to November 18, as well as Saturday November 12 and Saturday November 19 from 8am to 4:30pm. Closed Friday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.

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